Is it just me or did winter feel extra long and gloomy this year? Maybe it was the vicious cold fronts, maybe it was the rain — in any case, I’m thrilled to feel the sunlight on my skin again.
Now that April’s in full swing, I’ve slowly begun shaking off that winter gloom and putting some pep back into my step. That includes de-stressing my body and spirit after being holed up under piles of blankets for three months. I’m indulging in gentle yoga, walking around my neighborhood, and, of course, wielding one of Slow North’s most infallible weapons against the winter blues: Therapy Packs.
The Restorative Power Of Slow North Therapy Packs
As someone who is constantly seeking natural alternatives to stress relief and pain, I can say that the therapy packs are nothing short of wonderful. As I write this, I’ve been dealing with a weird stomach bug, fatigue, and a headache — I always get sick when the weather changes — and the therapy packs have come to my rescue more than once.
Slow North's newest print, Pom Blossom, is a perfect welcome for a season of wellness. The pattern is inspired by the delicate and charming blossoms of a pomegranate tree and bursts with florals and colors to ring in springtime and help you shake those winter blues off!
Popping a migraine mask into the freezer for a few hours and then pressing onto the eyes and forehead is the perfect solution for headaches. If you didn’t catch enough Z’s the night before, a cold migraine mask also does a great job depuffing sleepy eyes. (Bonus: room temperature eye masks make great meditation masks due to their sturdy weight!)
The neck wraps are confirmed miracle workers. They can be used warm to soothe sore muscles, aches, and menstrual cramps. Plus, the multi-functional strap design makes it easy to compress on hard-to-reach areas like the legs and lower back. Neck wraps can also be kept in the freezer to use on any part of the body that needs cold-relief, or simply to cool down on a hot day.
If you’d rather heat your therapy packs in the oven instead of a microwave, place it on a baking sheet and set your oven to the lowest temperature (150 degrees F). Make sure to flip your neck wrap or migraine mask over every couple of minutes to distribute heat throughout. Monitor very closely until it reaches your desired temperature. For some extra relaxation, consider adding a few drops of essential oil on the strap of the neck wrap or the seam of the migraine mask after heating!
What Goes Into Our Therapy Packs
Each of our therapy packs are hand-sewn here in our studio in Austin – and a lot of skill and care goes into each one, which is probably why they work so well! They’re made of a cotton and linen blend and then filled with unscented lentils, which give them their sturdy weight and compression abilities.
The thoughtful design and intentional process behind each therapy pack will make it a handy addition to your wellness toolkit for years to come!